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Andrew Beckett

Andrew Beckett - UK based illustrator

Andrew Beckett’s passion for natural history shows through not only in the subject matter of his images, but also in their quality. Andrew lives on the Fylde coast in Northwest England, very near the Ribble Estuary, which is a constant source of inspiration for his work. One of his main interests is the diverse range of birds found in the British Isles, and he’s also inspired by Degas, Rembrandt, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach and Charles Donker's etchings.

Training

Andrew has a Higher National Diploma in Scientific and Natural History Illustration at Blackpool & the Fylde College. More recently, he has been teaching on the Fine Art degree course at the same institution.

Approach

When creating an image, Andrew looks at the form, proportion, structure and weight distribution of the creature, as well as its behaviour or interaction with its environment. He approaches a drawing like a sculpture, making direction marks, as though he’s skimming across the surface of the subject, trying to explain and emphasise the form.

Style

Andrew achieves huge levels of realism and detail in each piece as he captures animals, birds, sea life and more in his watercolour and gouache paintings. He also works digitally using Photoshop, particularly for advertising and packaging projects. When creating a piece of fine art, prior to painting, he painstakingly prepares the surface he works on, using relief and marbling methods to give the impression that the painting on the surface is coming out of the medium and into the world.

Client list

Times Educational Supplement Times Educational Supplement Sainsbury’s Scholastic Marks & Spencer Mizuno Dorling Kindersley Time Life Usbourne Co-op IBM EMI Jersey Post Buckingham Press
Illustration of Camel
Andrew Beckett
Superb fairywren bird illustration
Andrew Beckett
Illustration of Red-ruffed Lemur
Andrew Beckett
Clown fishes and sea anemones
Andrew Beckett
Ring-tailed lemur wildlife illustration
Andrew Beckett
Rhinocerous illustration by Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett
An artwork for a Sparrow
Andrew Beckett
Re-fronted Brown Lemur illustration
Andrew Beckett
Portrait art of Emporer Tamarin for Jersey Post
Andrew Beckett
Portrait of Jersey post dogs - An illustration by Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett
English Bulldog illustration by Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett
Polar Bear | Wildlife illustration
Andrew Beckett
Black-lion Tamarin for Jersey Post
Andrew Beckett
An illustration of pet dog
Andrew Beckett
Mandrill | Primate illustration
Andrew Beckett
Lemur - Primate illustration
Andrew Beckett
Caracal Animals Illustration by Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett
Pet Dog Illustration
Andrew Beckett
Wildlife Painting of Fox
Andrew Beckett
White-handed Gibbon digital art for Jersey Post
Andrew Beckett
Fox | Wildlife illustration
Andrew Beckett
Photorealistic of Black-tailed Godwit by Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett
White fox fine art
Andrew Beckett
Turnstone birds illustration by Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett
Portrait dog illustration by Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett
Digital painting of Red-backed Shrike
Andrew Beckett
Cat digestive system medical illustration
Andrew Beckett
Illustration for a Crane
Andrew Beckett
American bulldog illustration by Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett
Artwork of a beautiful bird
Andrew Beckett
Ginger Tabby illustration by Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett
Puffin bird illustration by Andrew Becket
Andrew Beckett
Rottwieler dog illustration by Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett
Doberman dog illustration by Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett
Beagle illustration by Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett
American Pitbull dog illustration by Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett
Thanks so much for all the hard work on this, Andrew. We really appreciate it and the illustrations look amazing. :-)
Amy Foster - Jr. Art Producer, CP+B Boulder
The artwork is absolutely beautiful and Andrew was so easy to work with. I have had a lot of bad experiences with other illustrators and he has been by far the most pleasant, accommodating, and talented artist I have worked with to date. I’m sure you already knew this, but I really think he is a great illustrator for your company to represent and I will be doing my best to spread his & Illustration Ltd’s name around for anyone else who needs any work done in the future.
Jackie Sturm - Project Manager, Taylor Studios - USA
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